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In Motivation & Inspiration you will find the best road trip routes (with description & maps) and inspiring stories of other travellers.

My time on the Lofoten Islands was coming to an end and there was one final Norwegian landmark that was on my bucketlist; The North Cape. The North Cape is often considered the northernmost point of Europe. On the top of the cliff there is a beautiful viewing point of the merger of the Norwegian sea and the Barents...
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Since March 2016 I’m traveling from The Netherlands to Australia by electric car. Without any money I completely rely on the energy I receive from people around the world. During this journey I will visit inspiring people, projects, companies and events to make a documentary about sustainability. My goal is to find out what sustainability is, to create awareness...
Mongol Rally
The Mongol Rally is one of the most famous rallies in Europe. It's over 10,000 miles across a large variety of landscapes in Europe and Asia and has gained a huge popularity under youngsters. There is zero back up, no support teams and also no route.. long story short.. you are on your own! Of course you have your...
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For our first interview on The Road Trip Guy I got the chance to speak with Brian DeFrees. Brian has done a massive USA road trip of 12,255 miles (19.600 Km) and made a time-lapse video of his trip. Unexpectedly that video went viral on the internet and received well over one million views on Youtube! I would like to...
surfing in Sagres
When you think of surfing you might think about places like Hawaii, Bali and California. But did you know that Europe has one of the most populair surfspots in the world? And that the Algarve in Portugal has been in the top 5 for many years? During my 30,000 km road trip through Europe, I wanted to see what...
Van Life Blog & Diaries
In February 2015 8 of us chipped in and bought ourselves an old Ford E-350 school bus. We spent the next 5 months renovating and fixing it up to road trip shape. Unfortunately it wasn't enough since we had to leave her in Trapper Creek Alaska with a broken transmission. I hope you enjoy watching our adventure. Shot and edited...
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The short film Isolation is directed by Mathieu Bernat and David Guersan. The film takes you from a busy modern society on a spiritual quest through the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The main character is trying to re-connect with his Scottish roots while traveling to the outback with a classic Volkswagen bus. He experiences a pleasant lesson from living in isolation and solitude. If the...
best family road trips
Don't Miss The Five Best Road Trips of Your Life! During your lifetime there will be several moments where your travels make such an impact that the memories will stay with you forever. Hitting the road with a road trip is definitely a great way to celebrate your holiday and to create these amazing moments with friends and family.  In this blog post I will...
What is your medicine? An easy fix all for a road tripper feeling down on a journey is music ! After all, it is said to be the medicine of the soul. As a matter of fact, there have been studies that reveal that the type of music you listen to on a regular basis has an effect on your daily...
traveling world
The Harteau family has been on the road with their 1990 VW Westfalia since October 2012. What started out as a family dream of being a whole year on the road it changed over the course of 5 months when they decided to continue their journey on the road with no final destination This resulted in them traveling the...